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Grade 8 Up-Employing an expanded use of the word "literary," this volume includes social, theoretical, and historical terms as they relate to literature, film, television, and others forms of popular culture. In addition to the many expected terms (iamb, onomatopoeia), entries on places (Abbey Theatre), philosophical principles (the Absolute), movements (futurism), and discussions on major themes such as love and jealousy are also covered. Most of the clear, concise entries offer excellent examples of written and cinematic works that further clarify the definitions and/or titles of resources that provide additional commentary on the topics. While there is no pronunciation key for the foreign words and expressions, this valuable resource is more accessible and broader in approach than other literary dictionaries.
J. B. MacDonald, Milner Library, Illinois State University, Normal
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Chicago renaissance, Chinese-American literature, Ecocriticism, Graphic novel, and Interdisciplinary are among the 200 terms added to this edition of a useful guide first published in 1999. We said in our review of the first edition that the entries on thematic concepts are what set this book apart from other dictionaries of literary terms, and now new entries address themes such as Alcoholism, Baseball, Madness, Odysseus/Ulysses theme, and Vampirism, to name a few. Mary Ellen Quinn
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